He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Sin is catching, is infectious, is epidemic. Not appreciating the truth of my text, many a young man has been destroyed.
1. Shun the sceptic.
2. Shun the companionship of idlers.
3. Shun the perpetual pleasure-seeker. Rather than enter the companionship of such, accept the invitation to a better feast. The promises of God are the fruits. The harps of heaven are the music. Clusters from the vineyards of God have been pressed into the tankards. Her name is religion. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
(T. De Witt Talmage.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.